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K-12 online teachers

Posted on 11 Mar 2015 with 0 comments
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Technology is an enabler for teaching and learning to take place at anytime and anywhere. Increasingly, K-12 courses are being delivered online in the hope that existing inequalities will diminish and access to a range of subjects can be made available to all who wish to partake. In our excitement at new opportunities afforded by technology, we may have overlooked the new skills and knowledge required by the newly online educator. Are our teachers skilled in the new pedagogies and complexities afforded by the online environment? Pioneering the Digital Age of Instruction: Learning From and About K-12 Online Teachers articulates the findings of a study undertaken by Leanna Archambault and Jean Larson at the Arizona State University, focusing on K-12 online teachers in the United States.

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